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Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, by Alexander Leloir. Wikimedia Commons. Alterations by JJ Feinauer

"The LDS Church has no doctrine of infallibility, but it is characterized by a church culture that elevates the prophet and his mantle to near infallible heights ... The challenge of Mormon leadership is how to balance Woodruff's assurance that the leadership will never lead members astray, with the empirical and doctrinal reality of prophets designated by the voice of revelation as 'the weak things of the earth.'"-Terryl L. Givenes, Wrestling the Angel p. 22 … [Read more...]

Why Didn’t We Do This By Common Consent?

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Reactions to the recent church policy changes concerning the children of married homosexual couples (which you can read about here here here here here here here here here here here here here here here and here) have made it very clear that this is an issue of great concern to many members, independent of their orthodoxy in the faith. That is to say, this isn't something that divides cleanly along "active" and "inactive," or "believing" and "doubting" membership lines.What's more, it is very … [Read more...]

A Queer(er) Mormonism

Just when we thought the Romneys' exeunt might take the spotlights off, the Church thrust itself right back into center stage last week with MormonsandGays.org. Headlines in news publications asked if this site signified an eventual change in the church's policy, and members pondered the significance of an active and obvious--if chaste-- LGBTQ community within the body of the church itself.Some of the headlines are a little overblown: after all, very little here is different from what we … [Read more...]


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